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International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2018

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
DANBY, Michael, MP


Based on the precedents of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act 2016 (US) and the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill 2018 (UK), the bill provides the minister with the discretion to impose certain sanctions for the purposes of compliance with United Nations obligations or other international obligations, or for the purposes of preventing or responding to gross human rights abuse or violations, or acts of significant corruption.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/18  
Second reading moved 03/12/18  
Lapsed at dissolution 11/04/19  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Considered by scrutiny committee (12/02/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 1 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/02/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 1 of 2019